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    Top Spots in and near Happy Valley

    • Portland, Oregon

      Powell Butte Nature Park Loop

      6.22 mi / 1004 ft gain
      Before officially becoming a nature park in 1987, Powell Butte was primarily known for being home to four 50-million gallon underground reservoirs. Today, the wide expanse of land is packed with miles of trails-- the perfect place for hikers, mountain bikers, and even horseback riders to get thei...
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    • Portland, Oregon

      Mount Tabor Park

      4.3
      Sitting 400 feet above the city with views of Mt. Hood and Portland doesn't sound to bad right?? Mount Tabor is located in Southeast Portland and is a once active volcano. There are 196 acres of park for you to explore. In order to photograph the best pictures of Mt. Hood I highly suggest gettin...
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    • Portland, Oregon

      Run Springwater Corridor Trail

      4.0
      7 mi / 50 ft gain
      Springwater Corridor is a 40-mile paved trail that stretches from downtown Portland all the way to Boring. This trail is wide, virtually flat, and yes, paved - but there is a clear manmade path on the dirt shoulders that's friendlier to knees. Any given day, you'll see dozens of cyclists and pede...
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    • Portland, Oregon

      Mount Tabor Loop

      4.5
      1.88 mi / 325 ft gain
      Mount Tabor City Park is located in the heart of southeast Portland and is situated atop an extinct volcano. It’s comprised of more than 190 acres of beautiful Douglas Fir forest and features several relatively easy routes to the top: the easiest being the road you can drive (but what’s the fun i...
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    • Gladstone, Oregon

      Run the Clackamette Park Loop

      1.2 mi / 10 ft gain
      Clackamette Park is known for its prime destination right off of the freeway and across from Oregon City's most popular shopping area, but it's frequented for its public boat dock, RV facilities, and handicap-accessible picnic benches. While the rest of Portland's parks freeze over or flood, Clac...
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    • Portland, Oregon

      Paddle Around Ross Island

      5.0
      This is a great little adventure for those looking to get on the water, but who don’t have time to escape the city. Paddle the loop around Ross Island for a scenic workout and a relaxing picnic.To begin your loop, put-in at Sellwood Riverfront Park – it features easy parking and sandy beach at al...
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    • West Linn, Oregon

      Run Old River Road to George Rogers Park

      5.0
      4.8 mi / 100 ft gain
      Portland and its surrounding suburbs are filled with trails and hidden treasures, including this stretch along the Willamette River. This road is a super popular pedestrian path and can be accessed from West Linn, the Mary's Woods and Marylhurst Development, or from Lake Oswego off of Highway 43....
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    • Portland, Oregon

      Tryon Creek Triple Bridge Loop

      3.35 mi / 479 ft gain
      Tryon Creek Triple Bridge Loop is a scenic approximately 3.5-mile loop with bridge crossings near downtown Portland. This trail is a great way to get outside, stretch your legs, and feel like you're away from the hustle and bustle of the city.  This trail is dog-friendly on-leash. If you're look...
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    • Portland, Oregon

      Tryon Creek Outer Loop

      4.5
      5.12 mi / 554 ft gain
      Tryon Creek State Park has a fantastic, well-maintained trail system that’s a great alternative to Portland’s downtown Washington Park and Forest Park. It’s a super family-friendly area with a Nature Center that hosts kid’s events year-round. This entire area is relatively small and therefore eas...
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    • Portland, Oregon

      Rocky Butte

      4.2
      Joseph Wood Hill Park is another under-the-radar gem right in the heart of the city. It’s located on Rocky Butte, an extinct volcanic cylinder cone, and provides a sweeping panoramic view of Portland and beyond. Accessing the park is easy – you can drive directly there and parking is plentiful. ...
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    • Portland, Oregon

      Night Photography at the OMSI Dock

      4.5
      Starting at OMSI, walk towards the Hawthorne bridge, and away from the Tillicum bridge. After about a tenth of a mile, you will see a dock and the Hawthorne bridge. Walk down on the dock, or take pictures from above. For added adventure, walk under the Hawthorne bridge and take pictures from the ...
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    • Oregon City, Oregon

      Walk the Canemah Bluff Loop

      4.5
      1.6 mi / 200 ft gain
      You'll never stumble upon Canemah Park unless you're really looking for it. Tucked away in the hills of Oregon City above the Locks, this residential park has a miniature-sized set of everything you'd expect in a children's park: Playground, picnic benches, bathrooms, and wide, forested trails. D...
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    • Portland, Oregon

      Waterfront Park

      4.5
      2.68 mi / 79 ft gain
      Looking for a quick run along the water in the heart of Portland? Look no further. This relatively flat 2.6 mile loop runs right along the Willamette and features great views of the city’s bridges, river, the downtown skyline, and all of the fun people enjoying this urban park. From the Salmon S...
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    • Portland, Oregon

      International Rose Test Garden

      4.6
      The International Rose Garden located in Washington Park near downtown Portland is a must stop on your visit to the Rose City. The City of Roses, as Portland is known, won't let you down. Portland is host to the largest Rose Test Garden in the U.S. The 5 acre park, with over 7,000 rose bushes, an...
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    • Portland, Oregon

      Portland Japanese Garden

      4.0
      2 mi / 50 ft gain
      While the Portland Japanese Garden is a popular place for tourists, it's also a favorite for Portland residents as it's located right in Washington Park close to trails and across from the Rose Garden. The Japanese Garden also just unveiled its Cultural Crossing expansion in April 2017, which inc...
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    • Portland, Oregon

      Wildwood Trail in Washington Park

      5.0
      7.63 mi / 1503 ft gain
      Take the train to Washington Park and hike through Hoyt Arboretum. This will bypass a few miles of Wildwood Trail, but you won't miss much. In the arboretum, the trail twists and turns through the trees, will smaller trails jutting off to the sides, through other groups of trees (each trail is a...
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    Camping and Lodging in Happy Valley

    Lazy Bend
    Estacada, Oregon

    Lazy Bend

    Lockaby
    Estacada, Oregon

    Lockaby

    Armstrong
    Estacada, Oregon

    Armstrong

    Wildwood Recreation Site
    Mount Hood Village, Oregon

    Wildwood Recreation Site

    Fish Creek (Or)
    Estacada, Oregon

    Fish Creek (Or)

    Roaring River
    Estacada, Oregon

    Roaring River

    Guides, Insights and Stories from Happy Valley

    The 10 Best Campsites near Portland, OR

    The 10 Best Campsites near Portland, OR

    The Outbound Collective

    My Five Favorite Parks in Portland, OR

    My Five Favorite Parks in Portland, OR

    Adam Edwards

    10 Must-Do Winter Adventures near Portland, Oregon

    10 Must-Do Winter Adventures near Portland, Oregon

    The Outbound Collective

    The Best 7 Hikes Within 90 Minutes of Portland

    The Best 7 Hikes Within 90 Minutes of Portland

    Austin Jackson